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Baked Falafels and Mediterranean Salad

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Baked Falafels and Mediterranean Salad

Nathalie and I absolutely love Mediterranean food, but we definitely don’t have it enough. In fact, one of our favourite restaurants in Toronto is Byblos, a Mediterranean-style restaurant and lounge in the entertainment district, and we definitely don’t go there enough. We could eat olives and pita bread for days, and who doesn’t love feta cheese? Anyway, moving on…

These Baked Falafels are the answer to your weekly meal prep. The recipe below makes about 20 falafels (more if you make the patties smaller) and are perfect for packing in your lunch as a snack on their own, or as the main source of protein in a salad.

Baked Falafels and Mediterranean Salad       Baked Falafels and Mediterranean Salad

The falafels are so full of flavour from the blended fresh ingredients–think parsley, red onion, garlic and lemon zest–and the Mediterranean salad is the perfect, quickly put together accompaniment. I threw together this salad sort of at the last minute, thinking of my favourite Mediterranean-style veggies and flavours.

Baked Falafels and Mediterranean Salad

The salad is so simple, made up of tomatoes, cucumber, parsley, olives and lemon juice. It sorts of parallels a parsley taboule, and you could add quinoa to it and omit the pita if you want to make this meal gluten free.

Baked Falafels and Mediterranean Salad        Baked Falafels and Mediterranean Salad

So simple, but so yummy…and just as good for leftovers the next day! Lemon juice helps to preserve the veggies in the salad so you don’t have a soggy lunch after a night in the fridge.

Baked Falafels and Mediterranean Salad

Will you be trying our Baked Falafels and Mediterranean Salad?

*The falafel recipe has been adapted from A Beautiful Mess

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These Baked Falafels pair perfectly with this Mediterranean olive, tomato and parsley salad-don't forget the pita!
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Course Mediterranean
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
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Falafels
Mediterranean Salad
Course Mediterranean
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Falafels
Mediterranean Salad
Baked Falafels and Mediterranean Salad
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Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In food processor or blender, blend all falafel ingredients together. It will be a somewhat long process, but don't be tempted to add any water! We added lemon juice the first time and it was a disaster, the patties wouldn't cook.
  3. Place pattie mixture in the freezer for about 20 min to harden mixture. Remove and carefully form into small 2 inch patties using flour on your hands to keep it from sticking.
  4. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil on high and fry patties for 3 min each side, then remove from heat and set aside on paper towels.
  5. Place 10 on each baking sheet and cook in oven for 25 min.
  6. Meanwhile, make the Mediterranean salad by preparing all vegetables, tossing in lemon juice and seasoning with salt and pepper.
  7. Serve falafels on a whole wheat pita alongside the salad and enjoy!

 

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